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Gal Gadot steals the show in Batman V Superman, Henry Cavill talks Justice League PLUS new BvS TV Spot

March 2nd, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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One of the most exciting aspects of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the big screen debut of Wonder Woman, to be played by Gal Gadot. The trailers for the movie has teased Diana Prince’s role and revealed she will come in handy in helping Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight and Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel overcome the villainous Doomsday.

Intriguingly, although we expect Affleck to knock us out as an older, more world-weary Bruce Wayne, reports are surfacing claiming that Gadot steals the show as the Amazonian Princess.

During an episode of the Collider Heroes podcast, Chris Gore revealed that he has spoken with someone who has already seen the movie (Warner Bros. has screened the movie to a select audience) and he insisted that Wonder Woman was the “stand-out.”

“I know someone who has seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the stand-out of the movie is Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman kills it, and they don’t show you anything in the trailer,” Gore said enthusiastically.

Another member of the Collider Heroes (via Squareyed) team, Jon Schnepp, revealed he also heard from someone who has seen the movie, who corroborates the first claim that Wonder Woman is the standout character. What we can gauge from Gore’s comments is that Wonder Woman will play a much more pivotal role in the movie than perhaps depicted in the footage released already.

Gal Gadot is also currently shooting her standalone Wonder Woman movie, which is set for release on June 23, 2017. Last month, we were given a special sneak peek at it during The CW’s special programme focusing on the launch of DC’s Extended Universe.

What do you think about Wonder Woman “stealing” the show in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Do you think it’s disappointing because it might take away from the two titular characters?

Oh and, just in case you were wondering what Diana Prince’s alter-ego will be in the movie, it looks like a new collectible has revealed all (continues after picture)

What it says:

“The world’s first and foremost female Super Hero, Wonder Woman at once embodies the unrivaled force and supreme grace of a born warrior, and the genuine compassion and understanding of a true humanitarian. As a symbol of equality, power, and truth, her natural confidence and unmistakable intelligence make her an unequalled, if unexpected, ally.

The immortal Amazonian Princess Diana keeps her eyes and ears open for intrigue as the beautiful and mysterious antiquities dealer, Diana Prince.”

So she’s an antiquities dealer. Makes sense…

In related news, Henry Cavill has been talking about the script for Justice League Part 1 and he seems to be impressed with it: “We’re talking about Justice League here, so the DC Cinematic Universe is finally getting its chance to really grow in this one. I think all of the characters are fantastic, and I’m looking forward to being a part of that whole gig.”

Also, speaking about the involvement of Mad Max director George Miller as producer,  cavil said he was unaware of that… thought we still reckon it’s true.

Also, on the actual fight between Batman and Superman, Cavill has a great understanding of the comics and the core of Superman’s character: “The thing with Superman is, if it’s going to be a head-to-head fight with someone who’s human, like a real fight, all-out fight it’s a different story. You’ve got to consider Superman’s approach to everything. He loves humanity. He loves human beings and he doesn’t want to hurt them. Batman has an immediate advantage with that. You’ll see if he uses it.”

Only a month to g, and then we’ll all know the truth of these things. And we can’t wait.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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